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ERIC Number: EJ982440
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0003-0945
Computer-Assisted School Maintenance
Kennedy, Mike
American School & University, v84 n8 Apr 2012
At thousands of schools and universities, years of economic troubles have led to repeated budget cuts. The reductions typically fall disproportionately on maintenance departments, where cuts are viewed as less critical than those that directly affect classroom instruction. And so nearly every facility manager at an education institution faces a dilemma: With fewer resources, maintenance and repairs of buildings and grounds must be carried out more efficiently, but because of fewer resources, schools and universities may be precluded from pursuing solutions that would bring about greater efficiency. One of the best steps an education institution can take to manage its maintenance program more efficiently is to take advantage of technology with a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS). A key to making better decisions is having better information, and a CMMS enables facility managers to keep track of the space for which they are responsible and the workers who keep their school building operating. In this article, the author describes computerized management programs and how such programs enable education institutions to carry out maintenance more efficiently despite depleted budgets.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A